Being an eagle-eyed investor can help you minimise losses – either by avoiding bad investments or spotting red flag warning signs to get out quick. The new issue of Shares has five easy-to-follow steps that could help you make better investment choices.

We look at the snap UK general election from an investor’s perspective. And we discuss why a FTSE 250 asset manager could be good if you believe Donald Trump will fail to achieve his ambitious tax plans.

You will find articles on Tesco, Blue Prism, Primark’s owner and we reveal the one leisure stock that should thrive in one of the most difficult years for restaurant operators.

We’ve also got a new selection of investment trusts to protect your portfolio from rising inflation and a look at how our tips of the year are getting on. (Clue: they are significantly ahead of the market).